about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
- DPPL 76: A Basis For A Relationship
- DPPL 75: General Principles for the Renewal of Pious Exercises
- A Few Surprises
- DPPL 73-74: Liturgy and Pious Exercises
- The Armchair Liturgist: A Last Optional Word
- DPPL 72: Pious Exercises a Part of Worship
- Bumping A Bishop
- What Did Jesus Teach?
- DPPL 70-71: Pious Exercises
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Monthly Archives: May 2014
Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, doesn’t really break any new ground with this section. He cites basic Catholic social doctrine: 190. Sometimes it is a matter of hearing the cry of entire peoples, the peace is founded not only on respect for … Continue reading
The students have “WNL” (Wednesday Night Liturgy) weekly during the summer session. Tonight they did Lectio Divina, and naturally, I could not stay away. (I had some last-minute packing up in my office to boot.) The Scripture they gave was … Continue reading
It’s a bit of serendipity that as we are discussing solidarity in Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, the topic arises in our examination of an earlier document from an earlier pope. Sunday, in St John Paul’s eyes, is “A day of … Continue reading
Readers here know me as a lover of American music of all sorts. And early music, too. Music from about 1750 to about 1900 interests me little. There’s just a lot of it and orchestras seem to play it all … Continue reading
A bit more on solidarity. The Holy Father suggests that private ownership of goods is not an end to itself. He also says that when reforms are lacking the “generating” of new attitudes, their potential fruitfulness is doomed. Do you … Continue reading
Lots of speculation online today about the “three bishops.” Mark Silk is convinced one must be Robert Finn, my ordinary until I left the diocese in 2008. Another speculator, Josephine McKenna, considers Scotland, Poland, and Chile. Predictably, SNAP higher-ups have … Continue reading
Sunday rest isn’t about inactivity or laziness. There is a real purpose for the day: 68. In order that rest may not degenerate into emptiness or boredom, it must offer spiritual enrichment, greater freedom, opportunities for contemplation and fraternal communion. … Continue reading